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hillary clinton spoke a moment ago. >> the wages are not rising for most people, and everything from college to prescription drugs keeps going up, and inequality is still too big of a problem. and you know, in america, if you work hard and you do your part, you should be able to get ahead and stay ahead. that is the basic bargain of this country. while clinton got a big welcome, debbie wassermann schultz was shouted down with the chant of "more debates." >> while trump was at it again, one of the supporters in the audience called president obama a muslim, my friends, what is more important drawing a contrast with the republicans or arguing about debates? let's focus on the mission and the task at hand. enough is enough.
enough is enough. we have a job to do. let's focus on our task at hand. >> we have two reports on today's political developments, msnb alex is at the convention, and kristen welker at the white house for us, and kristin, donald trump did not stopt at those two tweets that we showed, everyone, but there is omore? >> a lot more. and you could say that donald trump is tweeting up a storm about the latest controversy and we have more of the et tweets. take a look. he tweeted out, quote, if someone made a nasty or controversial statement about me to the president, do you really think that he would come to my rescue? no chance. and then this one, quote, if i would have challenge d the man, the media would have accused me with interfering with that man's right of free speech. a no-win situation." and it did not end there, alex. this tweet "christians need support in our country and around the world, and their
religious liberty is at stake. obama has been horrible. i will be great." and this is typical trump, and refusing to backdown and refusing to apology, and will the latest kon e trover si have an impact, because past ones have only caused his poll numbers to get up, but this is different, because he is getting criticized from the fellow democrats and frontrunner hillary clinton and the white house and this flap comes on the heels of what many saw as a wobbly debate performance from donald trump failing to put meat on the bones of a number of key policies like how to smooth over rush sharks and the tax policy, and some of the supporters want specifics about those things before they can get behind him. and as you point out, donald trump has tweeted about it, but he has not spoken about it, and we anticipate that he is going to do that it latter on tonight in iowa. thank you, kristen welker at the white house. and from there to alex in
manchester, new hampshire, not necessarily a big civic center, but it is what it s and so tell us what popularity hillary clinton is getting as oppose d o bernie sanders? >> well, hillary clinton brought down the house, and interrupt bade lot of applause and the campaign did a good job to stacking the audience with the supporters and passed out over 700 tee shirts and it is a good day for hillary clinton who could use one, because she has not had one in a while, but one of the loudest applause lines came when she talked about donald trump who is a major punching bag when she has been up here campaigning for her in new hampshire. this is what she has to say. >> don't be distracted by the flamboyant frontrunner, trying to bully and buy his way into the presidency, and the latest outrage and the way he handled the question about president obama is shocking but it is not
surprisi surprising. he has been trafficking in prejudice and paranoia throughout this campaign. >> so this is clearly a fight that hillary clinton is eager to have, and donald trump is the perfect foil for her, and she wants to position herself as the party's standard bearer in 2016. she wants to be talk about the republicans going up against them now and she does not want to be talking about bernie sanders whose name she did not mention and does not want to talk about joe biden who is eyeing the pace or the poll numbers or the e-mail, and she loves the talk about donald t m trump and you can expect to hear more about him from her in the days to come. >> and i want to ask you, alex, abouter bernie sanders and you talked about hillary and them cal pa campaign stacking the audience and giving out the 700 t-shirts and anything from bernie sanders? >> well, we have yet to hear him speak, but the supporters from both of the campaigns were lined up and by far the biggest
presence and a few from martin o'malley campaign and few others, but inside a lot of the bernie sanders' supporters and typically at the evens when you have all of the candidates there, he tends to not bring the organizers to the the event where they are happening, but they tend to be very, very loud, and very, very enthuse yas tegic, and they rival or match clinton's enthusiasm even though the numbers are tending to be smaller. >> thank you, alex, manchester. in phoenix, police say they have a man responsible for several of the seemingly random shootings. this morning, a man was taken to jail after being questioned by police. officials say that his gun was linked to 4 of the 11 cars hit since august. and we go to glendale, arizona, for the latest. and so he is only accused of the four hits, and the police are believing that the rest are copycats? >> well, alex that is probably
the most important question for people here in phoenix right now, but unfortunately, he is, we have not gotten the results of the investigation, a nd so i is unclear if the question has been answered, but today on the front page of "arizona republic" arrest. this is the sigh of relief for the hundreds of thousands of people in phoenix who have to travel up and down i-10, and the details on the case are very, very scarce and the police are keeping a tight lip on what is going on, but we are finding out a little bit more about the gun. i talked to a city councilor who was briefed by the police about the gun, and he says that this gun was a 9 millimeter, and maybe pawned at a local can pawnsh pawnshop, and that is what led the police to the gun suspect and matched at least four of the shootings along i-10, and the suspect is leslie allen merritt, and he is a landscaper and gun
aficionado and he was arrest ed at the walmart, and now the family is coming to the defense of the man, and they are saying that the police have the wrong guy. and this is 4 of the 11 shootings, but three others maybe due to possibly a pellet g gun, and that leaves four additional shootings still at this point unsolved, so that is the big question as this investigation is moving forward, alex. >> well, say lil -- sounds like a little bit of the relief, but we will be with you next hour with a briefing from the arizona dps chief. and the pope is going to be arriving in havana around noon and then heading to washington for his next stop, and large crowds are expected there where large crowds are expected.
and claudio, i know that the pope is a few hours from touchdown there in havana, but how large of a rollout are the cuban officials preparing? >> well, alex, everybody is ready to have the pope a huge welcome. he arrives in about four hours from now, and he is going to be welcome and greeted at the airport by raul kascastro and t cardinal of cuba, but the highlight is later on today, and may or only may meet fidel castro to dday, and this is notn the official schedule, but the vatican has hinted that meeting may take place if castro's health allows it, so watch out for later on, alex. >> and also with the parallels and the similarities of what the pope can expect when he arrives in washington, and he has an oval office visit as well. >> well, he will be welcomed again by president obama there when he lands in washington, but
the big difference there is going to be how big and strong the security cordon is going to be around the pope. the security now is so tight during the whole of the united states visit, but first in washington and then new york and then philadelphia, and the fear is that the pope is going to be not in an arm's length with the flock and the people, and he loves that. he loves to interact with people, and he is not afraid of anybody or anything, and he insists that he wants to travel in the popemobile and not cov covered by the bulletproof glass and the security may not be so happy about it, alex. >> yes, there are many challenges to keeping him safe. than you, claudio vargas in havana. and now, we now know the identity of baby e doe. her body was found in a trash bag on the beach in massachusetts. her name is bella bond, and she was 2 years old. her mother and boyfriend will be
charged in her death. >> the boyfriend and mother took steps to keep the disappearance secret to avoid prosecution. and kim davis may have violated a judge's order. one of the deputies is accusing her her of modifying licenses that may cause them to be invalid. the judge released her under the condition that she not interfere with employees as they issue marriage licenses. and authorities are worried that fires are going to roar back to life and undo major gains. the fire burning north of san francisco and the beaut fire burning southeast of sacramento
continuing. and now, we go to southeast kansas where a tornado destroyed homes and wiping out a few in the town of hillsdale can, and no life threatening injuries were reported. more storms are expected to be across the country, and the weather channel's wolf reynold is here with more on that. >> alex, good to see you, and not so great to see the weather popping up across parts of the country. in fact, the ohio valley, and the great lakes, a chance of severe storms, and from buffalo, to erie and columbus, and damaging winds and hail and can't rule out the tornado, and something else to deal with today is a final taste of the summer in parts of the northeast. and many of the places are above normal including temperatures of boston and new york and d.c. and tomorrow, the frontal boundary is going to be sweeping through, and bring the changes to u you, and the changes are a cooldown in many spots, and not much in the precipitation at all. and this is the rainmakers for parts of florida, and the
moisture will stay out to sea, but it is a busy time to watch the tropic, because you are have depression 9, and tropical storm here not yet to land id, and a that area there to the watch off of the coast of baja, california, to bring some heavy rainfall to parts of the desert southwest, and we will watch it carefully for to you, alex. >> thank you, reynolds, wolf. >> the governor of arizona jan brewer is going to join me for a kon troe strer shall talk about immigration. next time i drive. the right-sized nissan rogue. ♪ hey! so i'm looking at my bill and my fico credit score's on here. yeah! we give you your fico credit score. for free! awesomesauce! the only person i know that says that is... lisa? julie? we've already given more than 175 million free fico credit scores to our cardmembers. apply today at discover.com
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create opportunities for all of us or the donald trump approach that says that everything is bad and everything is coming to an end, and i'm on the reagan side of it. >> jeb says they come into our country as an act of love and with all of the problems that we have in all of our the instance, and we have wonderful people coming in, but with all of the problems, this is not an act of love. >> that is presidential candidates donald trump and jeb bush in this week's debates. and trump's controversial debate over immigration is dividing the party and to be one of the most controversial issues in the debate. and joining me now is governor of arizona jan brewer. >> hello, alex. >> and before we get into the issues, have you decided who you are going to be supporting in te election? >> i haven't, but i am very, very exciting about the candidates, and it is the most exciting election in my lifetime, and it is very very
fun to watch, and to listen to, and to listen to. >> and well, may i ask you, because the word "fun" that you put there, and how much of this has the entertainment feel to it because of donald trump? >> well, i find it very entertaining, and you know, so much ado is made of a lot of nothing sometimes, but it has n been very, very fascinatinging, and i know a majority of beet of the candidates on both sides of the aisle, and i find it very, very fascinating, and it has increased the interest amongst the public, and people are talking about it in all walks of lif life, and that is a good thing, a good thing for the united states. >> a lot of people can agree that political discourse is a good thing across the united states, but what about donald trump. is he a legitimate candidate and good for the republican party? >> well, he is a phenomenon, and unbelievable that he has risen to the top so quick ly, and he has stayed up there. it is a fascinating event, and i
know donald trump. he is a very, very nice person, and people are talking about him everywhere you go all of the way from walmart to costco to louis vuitton, and people are interested in that there is an array of candidates, and it is true on both sides of the aisle. and look at bernie sanders and he is another one that has been talked about and shot to the top. so it is very, very fascinating. >> all right. let's talk about immigration relative to donald trump's plan that calls for the building of the full border wall paid for by mexico, and calls for ending of the birthright citizenship which calls for the changing of the 14th amendment, and is this realistic? >> well, it is a very very difficult situation that we in the united states have face and of course, i am very familiar with the southern border, and i
believe that the first and foremost, we have to get the border secure. no doubt about it. it is -- arizona has become the drug gateway with the drug cartels, and the crime that came with it, and the drophouse, and the extortion and the kidnappings, a nd if we don't gt the border secured and then if we could do it, we can then deal with all of the other issues, and how the border wall is going to be paid for in your question regarding donald, i don't know how he is going to be doing it, but nothing is going to be happening in regards to the situation that we are facing until the border is secured. >> and how about the logistics for arizona to handle the deporting all of the undocumented immigrant, and what would the impact be on the economy? >> well, it is not arizona that does the deport iing, but it is the responsibility of our federal government, and that is what our concern was that we would have to step up, and do the job that the feds wouldn't do.
and you know, they were very successful in securing the border in california. they certainly were successful in yuma of securing the border, but in the tucson region, they have not, and we are faced with all of the costs, and the crime that comes dealing with the cartels, and it is outrageous. we shouldn't have people living in southern arizona that are fearful for their lives dealing with that the day in, day out. it is something that the federal government needs to step up and do, a nd they can do it. why don't they do it? and so that we can move on and deal with the other issues regarding the birth riright citizenship, the 12 million and the 11 million people that are already here. you nknow, we have to have a solution, and i think that the discussion that we are having with all of the presidential candidates is good. we need to hear ideas from everybody. how it is going to be done. when is it going to be done, and they have to be truth teller, and when they tell us what they
are g are going to be doing, they need to do it, and that is what we base our vote on, and so i am listening very, very carefully. >> i know you are obviously, but the gop approach to the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the u.s., and might that approach lose to a latino vote for a generation, and are you worried about some growing latino force with some harsh rhetoric out there spouted by donald trump? >> well, i think that as politicia politicians, i think that we are all concerned about citizens, and we should all be concerned about people voting for certain fl philosophies that we agree in. you know, i don't believe at all that latinos are going to be voting differently than a lot of the republicans are going to be voting. we have a lot of republican latinos in arizona that agree that the border needs to be secured, and then they want to work on the solution. i don't think that anybody
denies the fact that we have to have a solution. again, it take me back to the border. we have to have the border secured, and deporting 11 million or 12 million people is difficult. i don't know if in fact it is possible, but we have to stop the flow, you know. you have to plug the hole in the wall. >> and what about the exchange between donald trump and the supporter there thursday today, and in fact, just play it, and take a listen. >> okay. this man, i like this guy. >> i am from white plains, amen. okay. we have a big problem in this country, and it is called muslims, and we know that the current president is one. you know that he is not even an american. >> we need this as a first question. >> anyway, we have training camps growing where they want to kill us. that is my question. when will we get rid of them. >> we will be looking at a lot of different things, and lot of people are saying that, and that bad things are happening, and we are going to be looking at that
and a lot of things. >> a lot of people have weighed in on that, and are you, ma'am, uncomfortable with that the response to the question? >> well, i don't know if i am unk uncomfortable with the question, and a lot of people know that we have a lot of muslims in the country, and that is their faith -- >> but the president is not one of them? >> well, no, the president says that he is a christian. but i think that it is a lot of big to do the about something that politicians engage in during their careers and a lot of people say a lot of thing, and the public says a lot of things, but, you know, i don't know what faith the president obama is, but being a muslim doesn't make you a terrorists and we have a lot of good ones, and a lot of the musl muslim-practicing people in the state of arizona, and they are practicing the faith, and that is what we are all about, the right to do that >> and with regard to that exchange there, and for someone
who is running for the dignified office of the president of the united states, doesn't he have an obligation to correct someone who is making a blatant error and stating a falsehood about the current president of the united states, and you certainly recall what happened when your senator john mccain in the '08 campaign faced somebody in the audience who made a derogatory comment, and he was firm, and he took the microphone away from her, and he corrected her. and in this case, donald trump just kind of says "right" under his breath, and then says, i have to get this question first? >> well, i have heard that it is a plant in the audience, and you know, when you are on the campaign trail and you have an audience out there, and lots of times, and i have been in that
position, that things are said to us in a bad light and sometimes you don't hear correctly, and you have -- it is a difficult situation to be put into, but i believe that he answered basically the question of what he thought that he had heard. and it was a guy a plant and is the news media making this something larger than what it is? you know, alex, we have so many important issues that we should be discussing and everybody has their mind made up in regards to the president obama and the faith, and he says he is a christian, and why is that even being discussed and why does anybody have to defend him? let it go. move on. and let's talk about what is really important to the united states of america. >> all right. well, former governor of arizona jan brewer, we will guarantee to have you back to talk about issues that you find to be important down road. thank you so much, and good to see you.
. >> welcome back to "weekends with alex witt." kelly ayotte once got senator ted cruz to lay out his strategy for success as he plans to end government funding for stopping fund i funding to planned parenthood. and he said that he is not opposed to it if it achieves the desired result. and now, after seeing that, are you seeing the establishment trying to rein in the party brands? >> well, ted cruz has been trying to change minds since he became a senator, and he is not particularly open to it, and kelly ayotte, and mitch mcconnell and john boehner
believe that planned parenthood should not be receiving federal funding, and they are all on the same ideology, but conservatives want to see the lawmakers to do everything possible to strip the federal funding from planned parenthood, but as kelly ayotte says, the votes are not there for the republicans. and social conservatives want to see the lawmakers to take it to the white house to the president. >> and do you think that the gop leaders are worried because a shutdown that is perceive ed d e driven to the gop ahead of an election year would do some damage? >> well, absolutely, and going into the general election, this is something that we have seen the last time that we have had a funding fight that goes to the brink, and the gop establishment says they are worried that washington is broke n and they are shutting down the government over these disputes, but the republican primary voters, they
are so angry at washington and saying, look, before the last midterm cycle i was told that if the republican leaders were in kon troll of the house and the senate, we would get it done and get obama care defunded or stripped or de-funded, and it has not happened, because of the political realities in washington. >> and senator cruz brought the possibility to the forefront at the gop debate, and listen to that. >> the republican leadership in both houses has begun the discussion by preemptively surrender i surrendering to barack obama that we will give in, because obama threatens a e veto, and he is committed to the liberal principles, and he will fight for them, and he says that he will veto any budget that does not budget planned parenthood and we need to stop surrendering and start standing for our principles. >> and what is he trying to do to insthais the party stand up when the chances are pretty
close to nil? >> well, the republicans are spoiling for the fight, and looking at both donald trump, ben carson, and ted cruz and carly fiorina, and they are seeing a surge there among the primary voters, and they say, i don't care about the rules in washington, but i am cared about results, and getting it done, and they are rewarded for saying it in debates, and now, when you are governing and on capitol hill, there are fill bibuster rules, and debates, and there are a series of constitutional rules that you go through, and but republican primary voters don't care about that stuff, and they want to see the result, and seeing the ideology that they have been vocal about and enacted on in washington, and the reality is that it it is not going to happen, and they are spoiling for the fight and wanting barack obama to be vetoing measures, and saying at least we got that far. >> and okay. to the frontrunner donald trump, and the latest on the remarks of the supporter who made remarks and the refusal to correct those
remas remark, and carrie, any fallout of the polling or will he get away with it as he has in saying other thing, and only increases the support? >> well, it is the level of outrage expressed in mainstream media has inverse number of poll number, and they have gone up when he had disparaging comment s on john mccain's military record, and the series of statements about the mexican americans, and that has fueled the rise, and nothing about this statement is going to be different here, and it is worth looking into some of the poll numbers about what the republicans believe about the president, and there is a substantial chunk of republican primary voteers and some 30% to 40% who believe that the president might be muslim, and the people who are speak iing t or the people that donald trump are speaking to, i don't believe that their mind is going to be changed at all by this. >> and carrie, any indication if carly fiorina is going to be getting a bump as to the wildly applauded gop performance wednesday? >> well, she had a strong performance and we heard from the voters on the ground who
said that they really liked what she had to say and she was calm and composed and tomorrow on "meet the press" we will release the results of the online survey, and you will see the result results of that tomorrow, so tune in to see that. >> good tuesday. and ralph nader is going to join me with the results of donald trump and bernie sanders and why he says they have similarities. (dad) she's all yours. (vo) but you get to keep the memories. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. welcome to fort green sheets. welcome to castle bravestorm. it's full of cool stuff, like... my trusty bow. and free of stuff i don't like.
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somebody says something bad or controversial about him? i don't think so. mr. nader as a presidential candidate, does he bear a moral and ethical obligation to defend the president? >> well sh, if he is asked a question that is terribly bigoted, well, silence is tolerating it if not agreeing. >> if i am up on the stage that i know someone raises a question that is misalign ed or bigoted,i respond. >> and what about the other tweets that said, if somebody made a nasty comment about me to the president, do you really think that he would come do my rescue? not a chance, and if i had challenged the man, the media would have accused me of interfering with his right to freedom of speech. and he is one of the people who
led the birther movement, and does he bear some are responsibility? >> yes, and when they tried to get trump to defend him, and he on the stage, and the audience, and the question comes to him, and he has to swing. he just can't take it. the problem is that the presidential primary, republicans, it is like a circus, and it is viewed like an entertainment, and the quips and the repas and the gaffes and who is going to be falling off the high wire, and it is not surprising that the republican nomination process which is a circus attracts a circus barker, and donald trump is a cheap barker. >> and now, this is what chris h hayes, my colleague was told by the new hampshire campaign manager for new hampshire trump
group. >> it is time we have a businessman to run this country, and we need somebody to negotiate contracts and bring jobs back into the country and we can't expect that from a politician and he is not bought and paid for by any special interests. >> and she is talking about how he was on the tv show "the apprenti apprentice" and a successful person is also bernie sanders who is speaking his mind. >> and he is also, a major, and senator and mayor of burlington, vermont, and it is not a record like the "apprentice" but that l lady is representative of millions of voters who do not do their homework and that is the
problem. elections should not provide spectator sport for millions of voters ash and the candidates have a responsibility to engage the voters to make them participate to say, send us your agendas, and what you think should happen, get out there and march and protest and fill the auditoriums, but you have to do your homework. if the american voter was astute and knowledgeable about voting for the next president as they are now about sports where they know the records of the players, the strategies of the managers and i mean, it is brilliant in terms of depth, we'd have a much stronger democracy, and so i go right back, alex, to the fact that the voters have to develop living room sessions where they study the records, and study the language, and study the personality and character of the candidates, and then they make up their mind. and in an internet age, you could have a whole network of these living room session, and it does not take that much, 10 or 15 hours before november 2016
or before the primaries, and the focus has to be on the issues and the dynamism coming from the voters, and otherwise, they are spectators before a circus. >> all right. in terms of the people who have studied in as we switch gears to the wednesday night debate, and that exchange between donald trump and carly fiorina. and here is some of it. >> it is interesting to the me, because mr. trump said that he heard mr. bush very clearly in what mr. bush said, and i think that women all over this country heard very clear ly what mr. trump said. >> i think that she has a beautiful face and i think that she is a beautiful woman. >> so what kind of impact do you think that her comment made on both of their campaigns? >> well, i was a nice repast and
dignified, but it is a side show that it is, and what is that the need for full medicaid for all, and the cracking down on the crime gamagainst consumers and workers and the waste in the public budget or the wars of aggression overseas or not repairing america and providing jobs in every community the way that bernie sanders has been talking about public workers and infrastructure, and it is all a side show, alex, and the media has a responsibility to call it for what it is, and start sponsoring really serious discussion about matters that are on people's minds trying to the raise their families and send them to schools, and having to have a safe and healthful environment and having their taxes respected in terms of the way they are used, and that is why there is a left-right alliance bubbling up around the country on a lot of the issues including restoring the minimum wage which is gutted for tens of millions of american workers.
>> very well said. i want to ask you, si, what were some of the other takeaways that you feel has a chance to steal trump's spotlight and go mainstream? >> i think that rand paul has some sense on making peace. who would in their right mind arm drones and make war with the diplomatic poll siricies, and we a lot of power in the world, and people know that, and we should lead in diplomacy, and take the best of america's history and the averted conflict. because, you nknow, it is easy for the politicians to say, okay, send the troops over, and they go over there, and one or two percent of the families are affecte affected, because there is no draft, and then negligent trillions of dollars of rebuilding america while that money is spent blowing up other
areas of the world, and increasing more hatred, more fighters in more countries against us, and not like it is working, right? it is boomeranging, and what the cia calls the blowback. only we, the people, with our collective sensibilities are going to be pulling the reins and make it a government by and for and of the people, and that means they have to spend a few hours of month under civic duties, and under voting duties, and you will see the country turnaround, because we have a country with a lot of solutions on the shelf, but they are not being applied on the ground for a better america, a nd tnd that the democracy gap, and no politician fills, that and only the people fill it. >> ralph nader, awfully glad to have your voice on the broadcast today. thank you so much. >> thank you. and pope francis' visit to the united states is just days away, and what will it take to keep him safe? we are looking at one of the largest security efforts in u.s. history.
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a no-win situation is what donald trump is saying in a series of tweets for criticism of not stopping a supporter who criticized muslims and claimed that president obama is not an american. and trump said, am i morally obligated to apologize for every time someone says something about the president? i don't think so. and so welcome to my guests, and in the middle of the k
controversy, is he improvising canceling the appearance, or what? >> he came up with the excuse say saying it is a business deal, and i don't know if i would play that card, because it is only to be played once, and that is against the brand and that is part of the drip, drip, drip, that turns him from the entertainer to the actual candidate and he is going to be looking more and more like a politician, and that and caught up in the ka scasino question w jeb bush and he flat-out lied at the debates that he didn't do that. >> and jeb bush said that you wanted to meet with me, and he didn't say a meeting with jeb bush, but the deputies. >> well, he can't hide that he did the fund-raiser in manhattan and hired lobbyists with him, and he is playing the game, and that is fine. he has been running on, that and he said, hey, i used to be the insider and i know what it looks like, but when he is caught in a
lie, he is looking like he is trying to politic the situation, so it is part of the few things that have happened to him, but not showing up in south carolina and not going to i believe michigan today, he is missing, and because he wants to be in the safe environment, he can't do that all of the time as candidate trump, and as entertainer he can, but not as candidate. >> and now, with a tweet out there, and if someone made a nasty or controversial statement about me to the president, do you really think that he would come to my rescue? no chance. does that hold water with you, zerlina? >> and he said right, but he previo previously said that president obama is a muslim and previously said that president obama is not born in the country, and that is old hat for trump, and birther question is just old hat for him, and he said that there are
muslims and training camps, and we will take a look at that, and i am nervous about violence happening, because if you have people lathered up, and you don't get people tamped down, this is scary quickly. >> i want to emphasize blind, and that question was a plant, what do you think? >> well, no, donald trump traveled around the country in 2011 said that he sent people to hawaii to see if the president was a it is is zen, and apparently whatever he found was not good enough to be released before 2012, but it is okay to call him out that the president was not an american citizen, and speculated that the american was not an american, but muslim, and so somebody asked that question. >> and even if somebody is asking that question, sue sarngs and weren't a plant, isn't he is responsible to come back to call
him out. >> i can't believe he didn't double-down on it. because he has broken every rule on the campaign, and if he had doubled down and like zerlina said, he had double downed and said, no, i don't believe it, and the tweets today, and when he decided to the, that and when ben kcarson questioned the fait, and he said, you have no question to talk about my faith, and ben carson rightly apologize and he could have done something here, and he caught caught in the spin. and maybe because he is tired, and this is also a man who is not used to the grind of running for the office, and so going from the debate on thursday, and different type of rally, and now, i think that he is doing some homecoming which is a little bizarre, but it is not that he is not used to what the regular everyday candidates do, and look at jeb bush and how many times he got caught, and it did not work out well with the press, and trump didn't do it,
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welcome the "weekends with alex witt" and let's get to what is happening ow there, and now he is tweeting and soon he is going to be talking, and he is answer ing to criticisms after a supporter in the crowd said that president obama is not a muslim and trump wrote, am i morally obligated to defend the president every time somebody says something bad or controversial about him? i don't think so. and tonight, trump is expected to speak at the iowa faith and freedom forum and at a high school homecoming rally. and today, supporters all over new hampshire, and hillary clinton took to the stage to rousing applause and then took a swing at donald trump. >> when you hear mr. trump saying that he wants to make america great again, respond, it is great, and we just need to make it great for everybody aga
again. >> and joining us is alex sites-wald, and i just want to correct myself, because he said that president obama is not an american, and he said that he is a muslim which sin correct, but what are you hearing from donald trump in this series of tweets there? >> well, you read one of the tweet, and we will scroll through the rest of them, and the second one was, and this is one of the donald trump parade of tweets that we see, this is the first time in my life that i have caused controversy by not saying something. and this is, if somebody made a nasty or controversial statement about me to the president, do you really think that he would come to my rescue? no chance. and if i had challenged the man, the media would have accused me of interfering with the man's free speech. and christians need support in our country, and around the world. their religious liberty is at stake, and obama has been horrible and i will be great. and after this slew of tweets where are we going to be seeing
him? at a homecoming rally down the road. there is a social is media campaign put on by one of the candidates, and you have to give it to him sh, he has been engag to go around the state to the hold the different events to go to the homecoming rally with the high school students. >> okay. and after that, where does he head? >> well, he's got the rally here, and i think that the question after that is we will have to see. we will have to see where the campaign stops next. i know that the campaign plans to come back to iowa frequently. and you want to compare it to ben carson's campaign who has not been here for a month, and he won't return until the beginning of october. and so donald trump is here on the ground, and if you compare it to other campaigns, he is is here with ted cruz who is a dark horse with a ground game, and hasn't shown anything in the polls, but scott walker is trying to save his campaign here in iowa, and he told kasie hunt
such. and the other four in the debate were here, and the next debate is a month from now, and really this is the chance, and iowa is where they need to gain the ground. >> vaughan, thank you for, that and now we go to alex seitz-wald, and he is there in new hampshire, and the energy there in the crowd, and the crowd is to be hearing from bernie sanders and how long until he takes to the podium? >> well, the crowd is going to be tougher than the one that hillary clinton faced, because one quarter of the crowd ois gone. the thing is that they buy ticket tickets for supporters and bus them up from all over the place, and bring them here, and after hillary clinton spoke, a lot of the supporters left, and the room is more empty, and that said, bernie sanders an incredible run here, and the last six polls have showed him up, and average of ten points, and the supporters are fired u, and extremely enthusiastic, and even though there is a smaller number, i expect a big response,
but one thing we highlight from hillary clinton's speech when she praised barack obama, and no doubt that the democrats love barack obama here, but look at what she had to say, and then we will discuss it here on the other side. >> under his leadership and thanks to the sacrifice of so many americans, we pulled back from the brink of depression, saved the auto industry, curved wall street abuses, and provided health care to 16 million people. and president obama deserves a lot more credit than he gets to helpp us to avoid a economic catastrophe. >> so hillary clinton knows the history here which is that it is very, very difficult for a party to win a third term in the white house after you have held the presidency for two, and she knows it is important to keep barack obama as popular as he can be, and to have him have a good final two years in office, and that is why she is going to be hug him as closely as she
can, and build him up as much as she can, and on the flipside, barack obama knows he needs clinton on legacy of climate change and so many things was done with the executive action, and so it could be done away with a stroke of the pen if a republican comes into action, and so you will see them coming together very close in the election period. >> makes since, and thank you. the rest of the political panel will discuss whether the teflon don name will stick to donald trump. and now, in other news, the pope is expected to land in cuba in a couple of hours, and the pontiff will head to washington tuesday, and he will be visiting three cities here. and claudio vargas is in the cuban capital of ha vvana, and few hours from touchdown, what is the mood like there?
>> well, it is, as you can see behind me, alex, i'm here on the bay of ha van nashgs and it is kwit yet, and not much traffic, and it is a normal saturday and people are getting by their daily life, but it is not going to be looking like that as soon as the pope lands here, because it is going to be mayhem, and he lands at 4:00 this afternoon, and everything is ready for him, and a massive altar is built up in the revolution square where we expect over 1 million people to turp out for the mass, and now, another thing that may turn oup today, because it is not on the official edagenda, but pope francis may meet fidel castro if the health of castro will hold up, but they could meet today, because otherwise, the schedule tomorrow is very busy, alex. >> and president castro will be there at the airport to greet him? >> no. it is raul castro, the president
of cuba will be there to meet him along with the cardinal of cuba, ortega, and meet fidel in a private matter, but if they meet, we will see footage of that later on, alex. >> any measure of concern of security in terms of keeping the pope from doing what he loves the do getting out there in the crowds like he wants to do in the u.s.? >> no, not even compared to the u.s., there is no security at all here. and i seems that the pope is in an arm's length of the people, and just the way he likes it, and the people like it, and no major concern, and of course sh, the security is still high here, but nothing compared to what you will see in the states where the pope will find it very hard to be close to the people the way he likes it, alex. >> thank you, claude e owe lava
lavanga, and all eyes will be there on you in a few hours. and the man suspected of shootings in arizona after a man was arrested in walmart in glendale. his gun is linked to four of the 11 shootings there in phoenix. and i understand, gadi schwartz, that you have new information. >> yes, bart graves is joining us, and can you tell us where we are at this investigation? >> last night at 6:45 we made an arrest in the original i-10 shooting investigation, and the four different shootings that occurred last weekend in august. we took this gentleman in custody as a 21-year-old man from glendale. we spent pretty much all night interviewing him, and in an hour, he is going to have the initial appearance in maricopa superior court. >> what can you tell us about
him, and how long has he been on the radar? >> we have been working this angle for several days along with the atf and the u.s. marshall service, and all of us came together. >> and was he on the radar prior to this with the tips coming in or something that the detectives came across on their own? >> i think that the detectives came across this and good old-fashioned police work that paid off, but the help from the public cannot be discounted, because they were tremendously helpful with the tips and the leads throughout the two-week ordeal. >> this diskconcerting part of this is that it is four cases so far, and the public is just hearing that this guy is linked to four case, and your suspect, and what about the other cases that are out there, and three maybe pellet guns that leaves four still unsolved. >> the indication that the investigation continues is the overhead signs will be prelit because we are still asking for
the public's help into leads of the other scenarios, and we hope to wrap up that investigation as well. >> what are the details of that case? how did you guys find him? what allowed you the track his gun, and those bullets to his ownership? >> i can't really get into that right now, and sufficiee it to y that as the days go on, and the next couple of days, and today, after he is formally arraigned, more will be known, but i can't say at this time. >> and after he is charged, following documents will follow? >> yes. >> and alex, so the resulings of the interrogation, if you will, a lot of the probable cause statements should be included with the document, and we should have it within the next couple of hours, and we will bring you the information as soon as we get it. >> than you, gaudy schwartz. and do the comments of donald trump royal the waters or calm them?
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fallout of donald trump's failure to denouns a man who asked an tie muslim and anti-obama question at the eventb and he is standing by with a response by tweet, and he says that he is not morally obligate ed obligated to defend president obama. and now joining me is a political contribution from the day ly beast, and also, a political contributor from "the new york times," and good to see you both. olivia, look, donald trump went to tweet if i would have challenged the man, the media would have accused me of interfering with that man's right of free speech. a no-win situation. look, it took him longer than usual to respond to the situation, and do you think that the campaign took like 24 hours to strategize over this, or do you think that this is donald trump pulling out the iphone or blackberry and sending out the treat? >> the latter, because i don't believe that any of the strategists are sitting around how best to respond to the
controversy, and donald trump is the back of a town car somewhere scrolling through the twitter feed, and decided, ugh, i will say something about it. but it is just ridiculous the argument here, and obviously, when john mccain corrected one of the supporters in 2008 as you discussed earlier, obviously, the media did not attack him, and the crowd may have booed, but overall, it was a good moment for john mccain. >> and josh, how about the tweets and how much is generated by donald trump, and the campaign manager said, do some damage control and send it out? >> i suspect it is with the adviser advisers, because he was to speak with the heritage action event, and he pulled out of it citing a significant business transaction to handle which is unusual thing for him, and they realized they needed to say something to come back from it, but it is not that he just said that the guy, the questioner said that the president is a muslim, but he said that the
muslim s as are the problem in country, and he raised a conspiracy theory of the extremist muslim training cam independence the united states and get rid of them or the musli muslims, because the question was ambiguous, and there is more than miscorrecting the impression of the president of the united states, and this is an ugly anti-muslim sentiment that is driving some of the sip po -- supporters of donald trump, and that is not the only reason that people support donald trump, but people have not gone against it, because it is a key constituency. >> and now, with jeb bush, we know that he went around the fact that he wanted to build a casino in florida, and now he is seen as a populist political outsider untouched by insiders,
but this is going to present some leverage for jeb bush and others? >> probably not. donald trump did want to build a casino in florida, and he says false things all of the time. and he likes to say that the "art of the deal" is the best selling business book, but it is not. and he didn't get in trouble for that either, and not as a businessman, either, but bush got him there, in that, no, he did have a business interest, but people won't abandon trump over it, and people won't abandon trump over the fact that he was seeking favors to the government, and trump has openly admitted it in the speeches and questioning saying i know politicians can be bought, because i have bought them, and then if you will make me the president, nobody will buy me, and this is yet another example of him making it up, but it does not matter. >> and olivia, regarding carly fiorina's performance there at the debate widely applauded by many, do you believe we will see
increase in the polls, and any conventional wisdom if she is going to be bumping up after her debate performance? >> certainly a little post debate bump for carly fiorina, but if she can withstand the scrutiny of her business record remains to be seen. and donald trump's record is scrutinize auld of the time, but the difference is that nothing about donald trump's campaign matters in the end, because he can withstand the criticism, because he will come back to say that anybody who is criticizing him is a lose, and carly fiorina cannot get away with that. >> and josh, you have the finger on the pulse of the businesses in the country, and what about carly fiorina's business record, and will she run for it? >> she is not a good ceo, and she was fired for a reason at hewlett-packard. >> and the timing of the country was in an amazing downturn? >> well, it is was a bad time for the company, and h.p.'s
pierce did not do well at that time, but when she was faced with the problems with hewlett packard, she decided to go buy another company compaq which was facing bigger problems, which was worse, because they didn't have hp's iconic profitable printer business, and so she wanted to grow and cut costs and turn it to profit, and it did not work, and lot of peoplet ta time hp saying that the merger because mistake and she pushed it through anyway and the one big accomplishment in business was a mistake, and that is one thing that donald trump said, and lots of people make mistakes in running large companies, and they are not called on it, but when you are running for the president of the country, then it is more complicated. so she says that it was kcome ws
cozy with the heirs, and they didn't want their company to be changed at all, and it was a trail blazing woman facingis exism in kisilicon val e lee, a she did face a fair bit of it, and so there is a fair amount of conflicting bits of accounts of what happened to her, and so people who like her, she was a good ceo, but there are unfavorable accounts as well. >> and so, olivia, we had the camera off of you, but you were nodding your head in agreement. >> yes, and she attacked clinton in not having any accomplishment, and well, carly fiorina's accomplishment that she is running on is being called into question now, and i don't believe that there is any way that she can withstand this, because nobody really understands what happens, and what really happened, and i'm right, and it is going to be the
at tacks that romney was attacked for his time at bain. >> and olivia and josh, thank you, and this is becoming a wonderful repeat performance every weekend, so mark it next weekend. >> absolutely. >> and so why is america's environment in trouble, and what does it mean for recycling? that is next. [ male announcer ] whether it takes 200,000 parts,
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everyone loves the picture i posted of you. at&t reminds you it can wait. new figures show a that the business of recycling is in trouble. and we remember earth day la launching the recycling campaign and then this iconic ad about pollution. >> some people have a deep abiding respect for the natural beauty that was once this country. and some people don't. when it comes to pollution, people can stop it. and so when recycling got under way in the late '80s 10%
of the country's trash was recycled and now that number has tripled. and now there is a debate as to whether recycling can survive in the current form, and now, joining me is the author the of that article in "fortune" magazine, and you talk about oil being the big reason that recycling is not working. can you explain it e? >> yes, oil is the big reason why the recycling industry is having a hard time. if you think about it, everything made out of plastic is made out of petroleum, a nd petroleum is oil, and when oil is cheaper, it is a lot easier, and cheaper for plastics manufacturers to just use the virgin plastic and to use it from scratch than to use plastic that we have recycled and so the demand for it has dropped. >> and now, you also say in doing the research that you were surprised how much people are trying to recycle things that
cannot be recycled like what? >> well, this really got me, 1 of every 6 items that people put in the recycle bin is not recyclable like animal carcasses is a thing that they get to the pl plastic bags, and that is going to fall into the category of aspirational recycling which is the idea that should or might be recyclable, and is so, i will do the good deed of throwing it in the recycling bin just in case, but in most cities, plastic bags are not recyclable, and gum up the machinery and make it more expensive to get it through the system. >> and what about in europe some things called extender producer expendability, and how does that work? >> it is the idea that the producers of the items that we are e throwing away should be responsible for the entire life cycle down to disposal, and we have it a little bit in the united states especially with the electronic waste.
if you buy a laptop from apple and you want to throw it away, apple is responsible for the takeback program, and they dispose of it responsibly, and so every state has kind of their own laws for which products have producer responsibility. >> and it is conceivable that the u.s. could give up on recycling? >> i asked the ceo david steiner about it, and you don't think that they will wake up one day and say that this is not making money and shoot the whole thing down? and about the end of the year, about 10% of the recycling management plants will be close and after that 10% more are on the chopping block, so it is not like a sudden close sure that is going to be happening, but we are seeing a sudden change, unless something changes. >> well, something needs to change. than you, claire groden from "fortune" magazine. how will the president's use
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welcome back to "weekends with alex witt" and moments ago, ted cruz wrapped up his comments at michigan gop conference where hundreds of donors and activists are meeting this weekend. and shaquille is there, and i know that there are several gop hopefuls there. >> yes, and ohio governor john kasich just wrapped up and mingling with the guests. and over 200 republicans came to this event on mackinac, island, and she says it is the most before a presidential election, and ted cruz got a strong reception from the crowd
wrapping up before john kasich, and listen to strong applause he got about planned parenthood. >> the first thing i intend to do is to instruct the department of justice to open up an investigation into planned parenthood about these videos, and they should be blind to the fidelity and the only fidelity should be to the laws and the constitution of the united states of america. >> reporter: and now six candidates were expected to at the end and speak at the event, and that was dropped down five this morning when governor walker had to cancel the plane because of inclement weather and not able to the land at macke gnaw island, and later it is going to be rand paul and carly fiorina, and you can see that the grand doors are opening up behind me, and so there is a lot
of excitement here this weekend for the gop hopefuls speak iing this weekend. >> thank you. and now, with the war against isis, the war against the taliban continues to remain outside of the spotlight, but the u.s. drone strikes killed six pakistani militants, and in yemen, the u.s. has launched six new strike, and now a book takes us deep inside of president obama's drone campaign and how the controversial target anwar al awlaki has far outlived his death. and scott, welcome to you, author of the book "inside the rise of the drone warfare." as you know, the president
conde condemned the drones, and then he is in yemen and condemning that, and then he is plotting the attack of two airliners, and what is it is that happened there with al awlaki? >> well, it is interesting, and why i wrote the book, because we have families with career aspirations, and emotions, and that is what i set out to understand is how a guy that was a successful cleric in three american mosques who actually preached about the appeal of religious freedom in america, and he liked at lot of things about america, and he anded his life, as you say, plotting the deaths of americans. and it is a complicated story, but one of the things that i discovered was that he left the u.s. and left what was a promising career in the states as a public figure in part
because the fbi in looking at possible terrorist connections did not find any terrorist connections, but he was visiting prostitutes all over the d.c. area where he was and ima'am at one of the mosques. >> and now, the president went from the mow benobel peace priz unprecedented use of the drone strikes, and what is to be concerning about this? >> when he came into office the war wars in afghanistan and iraq were failures, and there were hundreds of thousands is of civilians kill and the effect on american security unequivocal, and so he wanted to get out of those en taken elements, and he
recognized the real threat, and he seized upon the drone as the potentially the ideal answer to the problem. he would often tell the aides, let ee's kill the people who ar trying to kill us, and by implication not all of the people who are dying in the big wars. so he actually while it was classified so he didn't talk much about it on the campaign trail explicitly, he'd actually planned all along to yuse the drones in an aggressive way to take on al qaeda in pakistan. >> and how about al awlaki, more powerful as the propaganda figure, alive or dead? >> well, one of the remarkable things about anwar al awlaki is that he remanins today four yeas after his death in the yemen in a drone strike, he is a powerful influence, and i would say more than half of the terrorism cases that i look at in the united states or cases where the young
people are trying to fly off to join the islamic state in syria, if you look back into the how they were radicalized, you will find that al law awlaki's yout video videos were, you will come up with 40,000 individuvideos ark is an extremely potent force and in some ways seen as a martyr by the admirers, and given him new authenticity and authority. >> and the perception of president obama is that of a studied constitutional law profess professor, and somebody who doesn't make rash decisions, and the death of a ordinary americans was a important decision for him? >> well, he told colleagues at the time that it was in fact an easy decision. and, you know, there are some legal scholars who agree with him, and some who do not. and you know, his feeling was that this guy is posing an
imminent threat to the united states, and plotting activity will to blow up the airliners and at a tack in other ways, and that he needed to be killed. i think that there are people who are strongly going to disagree with that point of view, and strongly disagree with the notion that the president should have an american killed without trial based on e secret intelligence, and another thing that the president certainly did not anticipate was a killing him would leave in play this enormous legacy that the al awlaki left behind and would preserve him as a dangerous influence after that dangerous drone strike. >> and when you look at the drone campaigns in current states of iraq, yemen, and iraq and afghanistan, and what does all of this have to say about president obama's legacy? >> well, you know, i think that he was hoping to sort of be a
domestic president, to get us out of the two big wars and certainly, he did with draw u.s. troops from iraq, and he is greatly reduced the u.s. presence in afghanistan, but of course, you know, iraq has gone south and he now, he came to face, you know in some ways a more formidable foe than al qaeda ever was in the islamic state in syria, and it is turning out that the drone has not really solved the problems that he faces with isis. so, you know, despite his, you know, the fervent desire to get the united states out of these ma ra-- morasses in the middle east, that is he has failed to do that and that is a big part tof the legacy. >> thank you, author scott shane and thank you for the discussion.
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>> this year's miss america pageant is generating k controversy about nurses. one of the contestants came out dress dressed in scrubs based on e e-mail exchanges, and then the next day the panel of "the view" had this to say. >> she came out in uniform and read e-mails, and shockingly did not win. >> and why did she have a doctor's stethoscope around her neck? >> and this is mocking a miss america contestant mocks what is a misunderstanding of what nurses do. and writing that is the author
of the book, "the nurses." thanks you for joining us, alexandra robbins. and what made you write that column? >> well, their comments exacerbated the misconception of what nurses do. they make so many sacrifices, and put up with long hours and ridiculous understaffing and aggressive patients because they want us to heal, and nobody should be silencing the nursing, but honoring them. >> and repercussions is growing and advertising is pulling the commercials, and "people" magazine spoke with her, and he told the magazine that miss collins criticized miss colorado, and there was intense criticism, and advertisers are pulling the plug. >> not only it is skill and
dedication, and miss colorado chose her talent portion to enable her spokesman skills which is what miss america was about and so deriding it is mean spirited and it is a lot more talent to earn those nurse scrubs and stethoscope than it does to wear a bikini. >> and now sh, what impregts do nurses going into the profession say to you? >> well, some people wanted me to share the stories for those who go into the beach read book. i followed four character nurses for a year and interviewed hundreds others and left with the impression that nurses are intelligent, selfless and nurses are not shams. >> why are these stereotypes remain, and the average nurse makes about $66,000 a year, and it is one of the largest e growing employment areas in the country, but why the
stereotypes? >> because the nurses don't have the voice they deserve. the field of nursing has changed drastically in the last several year, and now in 21 states and the district of columbia, nurse practitioners players on a health care team. >> do you think all of this controversy in books subpoena as your own are going to have a positive impact on the nursing profession? >> i really do. i think a silver lining to this, nurse supporters are aligning to spread awareness that nurs are truly heroes. and i think people are finally starting to listen. >> is there one story that stands out from your book that you'd want to share, one particular passet of the four that you followed? >> one woman, molly, who i followed for a year. she was an e.r. nurse. she stayed past her shift to help a dying man and his wife. it was one of the most moving stories that came across during that year. and i'll and nutshell it for you. instead of leaving her shift, she stayed with them because
they had spent the whole night at the hospital knowing that the husband was going to die. and when a medical room finally opened up for him to die in, instead of wheeling him straight there, she stopped at a beautiful location in the hospital with a big window because she knew it would be the patient's last sunrise. she waited and she let the couple embrace each other in front of that sunrise. the man ended up passing away in his wife's embrace. the things that nurses do, nobody should be deriding them and we should respect them as the heroes as well. >> wow that put a knot in my throat. compassion with a capital "c." i'm glad that you shared that with us alexandra robbins. thank you so much.
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>> kim davis is accused of possibly violating a judge's order not to interfere with the issuance of marriage licenses. the accusations comes from the lawyer of one of the deputy clerks working under davis. a 6-month-old boy in central florida is dead after he was left in the back of an suv parked outside the school. a teach from that school left him there yesterday morning. the dhiel was not discovered until police received a 911 call until 4:00 p.m. the teacher was caring for the chielt. a home invasion suspect is dead after he led police on a wild freeway chase. the pittsburgh was driving the wrong way on the freeway before a sheriff's deputy in a helicopter shot at him. the driver escaped the car and then collapsed. on capitol hill, preventing lawmakers from getting paid. congress has until the end of the month to past a few funding bill. that's also a wrap of "weekends with alex witt."
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